President Barack Obama’s March Madness bracket has Kentucky, Ohio State, North Carolina and Missouri heading to the Final Four, with Kentucky and UNC advancing to the championship game and UNC winning it all. There aren’t any Big East teams in his Final Four, which unfortunately makes sense after Fab Melo’s ineligibility hurt Syracuse’s chances.
Obama has Syracuse and Marquette getting to the Sweet 16, with No. 3-seeded Georgetown surprisingly losing to No. 11-seeded NC State in its second game. As for West Virginia, Obama has the Mountaineers beating Gonzaga in their first game, then losing to No. 2 seed Ohio State in the second.
Obama has Harvard, where he went to law school, losing in its first game, which is unsurprising. But that got me thinking about other top schools. Georgetown gets upset by NC State, while Baylor knocks out Duke in the Sweet 16 round. Notre Dame is upset in its first game. Perhaps Obama is trying to ward off charges of elitism? Probably not — UNC is a pretty darn good school, for example — but expect someone to take that ball and run with it.